Official Secrets

September 5, 2019

Director: Gavin Hood; Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma; Genre: Drama; Age: 14+; Time: 112 minutes

Based on true events, Official Secrets tells the story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information.

In the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favour of an invasion of Iraq.

Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the decision to leak the memo to the press.